Sunday, December 21, 2014

VICE: The Real Kenny Powers?

The HBO comedy "Eastbound and Down" ushered in of a new type of dark hilarity and became a television cult classic in the process. The protagonist, Kenny Powers, is an obnoxious, crass Southerner who has fallen from grace after his professional career has abruptly ended. But who was the inspiration for the character? At the height of his career, John Rocker was one of the best closers in professional baseball, and also one the most disliked people in the game.